When in Rome...
An epic, exquisitely photographed road trip through the Italian countryside, exploring the ancient traditions, master artisans, and over 80 storied recipes
that built the iconic cuisine of Rome.
The Wine? You might think Tuscany. Close but no sigaro!
Rome is actually in the Lazio Wine Region of Italy. Wine Folly says:
Even though Rome has a history of winemaking since before the Romans,
Lazio (or Latium, as it’s also called), has more recently been considered
the doldrums of wine. During the last century, the major grapes, including Trebbiano and Malvasia, were overcropped to produce boring, sweet white wines.
That is, until recently! The region has been abuzz with investments and passions
of individuals devoted to quality and indigenous grapes such as Cesanese.
The volcanic soils definitely play into increased complexity of Lazio’s wines.
Wine Reviewers like Tre Bicchieri are noticing!
Lazio Wines are not easy to find in country.
But we did! We found a Cesanese Blend
and we are the ONLY shop in Asheville!
and almost anywhere!
Castello di Torre in Pietra 2018
Intense ruby red colour. The nose is fine and persistent, fruity, ripe red and spicy.
You can also recognize plum jam, cherries in alcohol, herbs and blond tobacco.
Soft on the palate at first turning full on, quite fresh, with silky tannins
and persistent finish with fruity-spicy notes.
** Be the ONLY one! $19.99 **
(Personal Note: I love this wine! And not just because
it is Italian. For the record, I object to those who contend
I am partial to Italian Wines!)